What is significantly different about the Japanese diet, compared to most other cultures? The quantity of seaweed they consume.
Seaweed has been a staple of the Japanese diet for centuries. A constituent of seaweed is called fucoidan. Fucoidan is a sulfated polysaccharide found mainly in various species of brown seaweed such as kombu, limu moui, bladderwrack, wakame, mozuku, and hijiki.
Japanese researchers have discovered the fucoidan polysaccharide, causes various forms of cancer cells to self-destruct. This process is called apoptosis. It is the natural process where living organisms eliminate harmful cells. Sulfated polysaccharides such as Fucoidan have been shown to help in inducing apoptosis.
Surely this can be one explanation for the people of Okinawa, Japan to have some of the longest life expectancies in Japan. They happen to have one of the highest per capita rates of consumption of Kombu – one gram per person per day. Also, Japan has the lowest cancer death rate.
Since 1970, Fucoidan has been cited in over 800 independent, unsolicited third party scientific studies. Please have a look at pubmed.gov – the US National Library of Medicine website.
Fucoidan is a wonderful immune booster with no harmful side effects with wonderful health benefits.
Some conditions that can be positively impacted by a consistent consumption of Fucoidan are:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Gastrointestinal function
- And more.
Please do your own research and begin to enjoy the benefits of Fucoidan today.